Update: Springboard has recently undergone a complete rewrite. It’s now now much more powerful, flexible and Python (therefore cool). Checkout the Springboard GitHub page for more info.
It also means that this post is now largely irrelevant, so don’t trust it – trust the README.
I love HTML5 Boilerplate and use it a lot as a basis for web projects. Sometimes however, I find it still does a little bit too much for my needs and I end up removing a lot before I can get started.
So What’s Springboard Then?
It features a very useful ANT build file which, among other things, can:
- Refactor template files to match your project’s namespace so you’re ready to code in seconds
- Minify CSS using the YUI Compressor
- Sanitize HTML and inject variables at compile time
Hopefully No fluff – just the very basics you need to get a project or experiment started.